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Eric Garland's Most Epic Twitter thread

Guaranteed to inspire the resistance!

https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/873630650238201856



Click and read on ~ his thread is about 100+ tweets long so keep clicking on the blue text that indicates "more replies" (if you're unfamiliar with Twitter...)
Posted by SticksnStones | Sat Jun 10, 2017, 06:16 PM (39 replies)

OpEd WSJ: Embrace the Corporatocracy! (I'm paraphrasing...)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-first-doesnt-mean-america-alone-1496187426

By H.R. McMaster and Gary D. Cohn
May 30, 2017 7:37 p.m. ET

- excerpt-

The president embarked on his first foreign trip with a clear-eyed outlook that the world is not a “global community” but an arena where nations, nongovernmental actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage. We bring to this forum unmatched military, political, economic, cultural and moral strength. Rather than deny this elemental nature of international affairs, we embrace it.

At every stop in our journey, we delivered a clear message to our friends and partners: Where our interests align, we are open to working together to solve problems and explore opportunities. We let adversaries know that we will not only take their measure, deter conflict through strength, and defend our interests and values, but also look for areas of common interest that allow us to work together. In short, those societies that share our interests will find no friend more steadfast than the United States. Those that choose to challenge our interests will encounter the firmest resolve.



((We're looking at you Germany, Great Britain, and France))

And rational republican Evan McMullin comments:

https://twitter.com/evan_mcmullin/status/869952270577704961


Posted by SticksnStones | Wed May 31, 2017, 12:41 PM (2 replies)

NPR gets its Twitter account clone-hacked...

Take a look at the graphic below...The account on the left spells "politics" replacing the "L" with an upper case "i". Makes it look like the verified account on the right.

https://twitter.com/swedeadeline/status/869747781996597248


If you're on Twitter, reporting might catch @SUPPORT attention. It was reported last night and still remains.
Posted by SticksnStones | Wed May 31, 2017, 11:30 AM (5 replies)

Tillerson shills for Exxon while on recent WH trip to Saudi Arabia

https://twitter.com/princessbravato/status/869755015354736640

During his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump announced an array of economic agreements between the U.S. and the Middle Eastern kingdom, saying it would usher in “jobs, jobs, jobs” for both oil-producing powerhouses.

While the $350 billion, 10-year arms deal garnered most headlines, a lesser-noticed agreement was also signed between ExxonMobil and the state-owned Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to study a proposed co-owned natural gas refinery in the Gulf of Mexico. Under the deal, signed at the Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum, the two companies would “conduct a detailed study of the proposed Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project in Texas and begin planning for front-end engineering and design work” for the 1,300-acre, $10 billion plant set to be located near Corpus Christi, Texas, according to an ExxonMobil press release.

In addition, ExxonMobil's press release for the agreement mentions that Darren Woods, the company's CEO, was in the room for the signing of the pact alongside ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia CEO Philippe Ducom and SABIC executives. Missing from that release: After the forum ended, Woods went to the Al-Yamamah Palace for an agreement-signing ceremony attended by both President Trump and recently retired ExxonMobil CEO and current U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.

-snip-

“The President's Saudi trip was a bizarre Art of the Deal-esque foreign policy disaster: a sleazy mix of conflicted government-arranged corporate endorsement deals,” Slocum told DeSmog. “Most troubling of all was Tillerson's presence and role in accommodating Exxon's deal with the House of Saud, thereby violating the former CEO's recusal agreement. Trump and Tillerson's Riyadh embarrassment is just another sad indication of the administration's prioritization of crony corporate access masquerading as a jumbled assembly of foreign policy and economic development.”

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/05/30/rex-tillerson-exxon-saudi-arabia-trump-visit-deal


Posted by SticksnStones | Wed May 31, 2017, 04:54 AM (1 replies)

Who's following Mike Farb and UnHackTheVote.com on Ossoff's opponent Karen Handel?

For those on Twitter, if you're not following @mikefarb1 you're missing part of the voting integrity story...



https://twitter.com/mikefarb1/status/865273932093550592

Posted by SticksnStones | Sun May 28, 2017, 08:00 AM (12 replies)

A Master Timeline of Trump's Relationship with Russia

Worst Kept Secret: The Master Timeline of Donald Trump’s Relationship with Russia
This timeline helps clarify the relationship between Donald Trump, his associates, and Russian leadership. The timeline cites primary sources as often as possible and uses mainstream media reports as secondary sources.


https://extranewsfeed.com/the-donald-trump-russia-master-timeline-7d520cbd08e0

Also from the author: Lastly, this is not an essay or an argument. It is a compilation of facts. Readers should draw their own conclusions.



Posted by SticksnStones | Sat May 27, 2017, 09:22 AM (7 replies)

ZBIGNIEW Brzezinski has passed away

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/868289651848695808

EDITED TO ADD THIS:

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/868297552583696384

Posted by SticksnStones | Fri May 26, 2017, 10:30 PM (30 replies)

Anyone up for a little early morning mocking of Alex Jones?

I am!

https://twitter.com/wokieleaksalt/status/867841766166278145

Posted by SticksnStones | Fri May 26, 2017, 07:55 AM (5 replies)

Eyeglass Vendor Warby Parker to replace Ben Jacobs' broken glasses

A bit of good will in the world. KUDOS Warby Parker!

https://twitter.com/warbyparker/status/867743855835303936
https://twitter.com/evan_mcmullin/status/867745441022128128
Posted by SticksnStones | Thu May 25, 2017, 01:15 PM (5 replies)

$1mil in stolen bees recovered...so now bee stealing is a thing



Fresno authorities say they’ve uncovered the biggest beehive theft they’ve ever seen. They recovered nearly a $1 million worth of bees belonging to a dozen victims.

Sgt. Arley Terrence of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department Agricultural Crimes Task Force said detectives got a tip about some stolen hives.

When they showed up at an orchard on the outskirts of town, they found 51-year-old Pavel Tveretinov in a beekeeper suit tending to a motley assortment of beehives.

“It was like a chop shop of stolen bees,” Terrence said Thursday. “There were just lots and lots of different bee boxes.”


https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/05/19/nearly-1-million-in-stolen-bees-recovered-in-fresno/


Posted by SticksnStones | Thu May 25, 2017, 07:19 AM (14 replies)
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